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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Nov 11, 2007 12:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Road Trips 1. - Put Me In The Hate It Catagory

George wrote:

"Tell me

Bear's Choice
Live Dead
Skull Fuck
Europe 72
Steal Your Face (might be bad example but)

are shit albums?"

OK, my opinion now is irrelevant, as I'm an old codger, not a Dead Head, and am looking back not forward at their music.

At the time those albums came out, I was in my teens or early 20s, and heard them several times - sober and otherwise.

This was my opinion then, not now:

Live Dead: side 1 (DS) Great.
side 2 (SS/11) Incredible.
side 3 (LL) Gospel.
side 4 (GN/FB) Shite.

Skullfuck: Great.

Bear's Choice: Sounds good but boring.

Europe '72: Sprawling, nothing stands out.

Steal Your Face: Sounds bad, boring.

Years later, 10 years ago or so, I asked Justin Kreutzman, who was playing Live Dead on his friend's boom box, why that album sounded so damn good, and he said it was the 16 track mastering.

This post was modified by cream-puff-war on 2007-11-11 20:49:01